SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that enciphers the data that users submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase services and products online and they input their credit card details, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, so an unauthorized third-party will not be able to see it. An SSL certificate will raise the security of your website and will make it more attractive to customers, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, which is usually required for the SSL installation. In case you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is restricted or you're a part of a non-profit organization and you could find better use for the funds, you can avoid the extra expense by making use of our services since our cloud web hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.

Shared SSL IP in Hosting

You could use a shared IP for an SSL certificate with every single hosting plan that we offer and irrespective if the SSL is acquired through us or through a third-party firm. If the SSL is acquired on our end, not only will you be able to pick the shared IP to be set during the order, but you may also select our auto-configuration option, so when you complete the purchase and approve the certificate, our system will install it for you within a couple of seconds and you will not need to do anything yourself. The only difference between using a shared IP and a dedicated one is that your website will not appear if you try to open https://the-IP-address as opposed to https://your-domain-name, but apart from that, everything will be exactly the same. With this function you could protect the information of your customers and have a secure site without the additional expense for a dedicated IP.

Shared SSL IP in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Any SSL certificate can be employed with our specifically set up shared IPs, so if you have a semi-dedicated hosting account, you'll be able to use this option with simply a few mouse clicks when you install a certificate that you purchase through us or through some other dealer. For the SSLs which we offer you could also take advantage of an extra function and have our system set everything up for you. This way the minute you approve the SSL, the shared IP shall be set for the particular domain or subdomain and the certificate will be installed without any action needed on your end, and so any info that website visitors submit on your website will be protected. The SSL shall perform in the exact same way irrespective if it's set on a shared or a dedicated IP and the only thing that's different between the two setups is that typing the shared IP as a URL inside a browser shall not open your site.